Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 8, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 632 pages
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"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal."—David E. Leary, American Scientist
 

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Women, fire, and dangerous things: what categories reveal about the mind

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Lakoff reviews a wide range of studies in "cognitive semantics,'' a new field that attempts to understand mind through empirical studies of the way people categorize. He provides several detailed ... Read full review

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Afterword
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